Certification & Training

Commissioners’ Fundamentals

Description:

Join our Commissioner Fundamentals training to create a strong foundation for your work as a housing commissioner. The commissioner’s role is complex and can be daunting at times. We hope you will join us as we explore the roles and responsibilities of housing commissioners. Participants will also discover that the commissioner role is multi-faceted; commissioners are advocates, leaders, team builders and strategists. You’ll also learn the intricacies of board-staff relationships and boundaries, and review the principles and strategies of board governance, as well as some of the oversight functions of the board.

Commissioner Fundamentals is one of two NAHRO courses required to obtain your NAHRO Commissioners Certification. Becoming a NAHRO Certified Commissioner is a great way to show your commitment to becoming a knowledgeable, engaged and ethical leader in your organization. Ethics for Commissioners is the other course you’ll want to complete to apply for your certification.

Objectives:

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

• Identify and understand my roles as a commissioner

• Understand and apply the principles of board governance

• Define the commissioner’s role in agency policies

• Describe the commissioner’s role in the oversight and monitoring of agency finances

• Explore the boundaries and relationship between

commissioners and the Executive Director

• Establish an ethical workplace environment and set ethical standards for the agency

• Advocate for the affordable housing needs in your community

Who should attend?

· New Housing Commissioners

· Experienced Housing Commissioners

· Commissioners seeking NAHRO Commissioner Certification